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Building on a Firm 


Inauguration pictures 

Meet the new 
Presidential Scholars 












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Stephen D. Livesay 


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Bryan College National 

Alumni Advisory Council 


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NAAC Class Agents 

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Bud Schatz, '56 

Bob Andrews, '67 

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Bryan's foundation, mission constant in time of change 

"The Lord has spoken! Who can but prophesy?" The words 
of Amos to the nation of Israel are as true for Bryan College 
as for Israel 2,800 years ago. From the college's beginning in 1930 through the years 
of the Great Depression, through six presidents who have served their Lord through 
the ministry of this school, through the devastating fire of 2000, God has shown his 
faithfulness to Bryan. As we look to the future of Bryan College commencing officially 
with my inauguration as the seventh president, it is imperative that we continue to 
proclaim what the Lord has spoken. Our mission of "educating students to become 
servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world" means that all that is done 
on this campus must have a biblical foundation. 

The challenges that have rocked our nation in the past two years — whether terrorist 
attacks, business scandals, constitutional affronts, or scandal within the church — all 
bear out the necessity of our remaining faithful to the foundation of God's Word as 
the guide for our lives. How we live our lives and to what purpose we give them must 
not be dictated either by our culture or by our own personal agendas. Rather, the 
immutable standards of God's Word must speak to the issues of our time, even as we 
engage our culture with those truths, bringing forth fruit which our Lord would desire. 

Christian liberal arts colleges such as Bryan have an incredible opportunity to 
educate a generation of young people from a biblical worldview, laying the foundation 
for a cultural awakening for our great nation. Since Jesus Christ is our Creator and all 
that exists was created by Him and for Him (Col. 1:16), the education at Bryan must 
begin and be sustained by our desire to know Him. Our lives will not be fully pleasing 
to our Lord until we bear fruit that God intended for each of us to produce. And that 
fruitfulness begins by increasing in the knowledge of God (Col. 1:10). 

A cultural awakening for our country will transpire only as we exalt our Savior 
and His Word, increase in our knowledge of Him, and have our minds and lives 
transformed through His power and presence. God has used college campuses to 
spark great cultural awakenings in the past, and I believe he desires to do so again. 
One of my heroes whom God used to spark such an awakening in the late 18 th century 
was Yale President Timothy Dwight, grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the great New 
England pastor and theologian. 

Yale had been founded nearly a century before as a college for equipping students 
for service in the church and the state while maintaining purity in its doctrine; yet 
sadly, by the time Dwight came to Yale's presidency, it had departed from its original 
mission and students openly questioned whether the Bible was indeed the Word of 
God. The freshman class of 1796 laid claim to only one professing Christian, and the 
sophomore class had none. Dwight set on a course to meet with students to discuss 
their reservations regarding the validity of Scripture. He confronted each argument 
head on, responding articulately and compassionately from the Word of God. One by 
one the students came to Christ until great revival broke out among the students, 
spread to other colleges, and God had enflamed the second Great Awakening in this 

The Lord has indeed spoken, and my prayer for Bryan College is that we would 
never fail to "prophesy" — to teach biblical truth as the foundation for all of life and 
learning and that God would once again use a great college to lead our nation back 
to Him. 

Stephen D. Livesay 

On the cover - Bryan's seventh president, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, front, was joined by Bryan's fifth president, Dr. 
Kenneth G. Hanna, left, and Bryan's sixth president, Dr. William E. Brown, right, for his inauguration on Oct. 3. 


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The solemnities of a formal academic procession 
gave way to hymns of praise as Bryan College 
celebrated the inauguration of its seventh 
president, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, on Oct. 3. 

Surrounded by family members, trustees, faculty, 
staff, students, and friends, Dr. Livesay heard charges 
from students, faculty, alumni, and the trustees before 
trustee Chairman Glenn Stophel formally draped 
the presidential medallion around his neck. 

For Dr. Livesay, it was a Livesay family event, as 
he was joined by his parents, brother, sisters, children, 
and in-laws. His brother, Dr. George B. Livesay, Jr., 
gave the Scripture reading from Isaiah 40. 

It was a Bryan College family event as well, as 

Dr. Kenneth G. Hanna and Dr. William E. Brown, 
the fifth and sixth presidents, respectively, were 
witnesses to their successor's inauguration. Mrs. 
Alice Mercer, widow of fourth President Dr. Theodore 
C. Mercer, and Mary Frances Rudd Carlson, daughter 
of Bryan's third president, Dr. Judson A. Rudd, also 

It was a ceremony marked by rejoicing and 
thanksgiving to God: from the theme verse chosen 
by Dr. Livesay— "Now to the King eternal, immortal, 
invisible, to the only God Who alone is wise, be 
honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen" (I Timothy 
1:17)— to the final anthem by the Bryan Chorale— 
"My Eternal King/ 7 





Dr. and Mrs. Livesay, seated, are surrounded by family members in the den of the 
president's home before the inauguration. 

Joey Hamrick, president of the 
Student Government Association, 
offered one of the charges to the 
new president. 


our motto: 

Christ Above 


It was an opportunity to pay tribute to the six 
previous presidents of the college. Dr. Livesay said 
they "have provided leadership and given guidance 
to thousands of students, and each of us standing 
on their shoulders owes a wonderful debt of 
gratitude. The admiration that we have for each of 
these presidents and our appreciation for them will 
be manifested in our desire to maintain ^^^^^^^ 
the mission and purpose of the 
college/ 7 

At the same time, it was a time of 
serious reflection, as Dr. Livesay 
formally received the charge to lead 
the college. 

Joey Hamrick, president of the 
Student Government Association, 
challenged the new president to 
"direct every facet of Bryan College 
to the best of your ability for the glory ^^^^^^^" 
of God. We ask that you command and lead our 
unique community, recognizing your stewardship 
of this place as not just a college, but also a place of 
preparation for exceptional men and women with a 
passion to make a difference in their world." 

Steve Stewart, president of the Bryan College 
Alumni Association and a member of the Class of 
1985, urged Dr. Livesay to emulate William Jennings 
Bryan, the college's namesake. 

He said Bryan College will need a statesman 
who can "lead Bryan College in the public 
arena. . .who can speak proudly of what Bryan stands 
for and of what Bryan offers. In a culture gone mad 
with politically correct messages that ignore truth, 
Bryan must stand for its commitment to God's truth." 

The president "must know and be known to faculty, 
students, staff, alumni, and friends of the college. 
Be faithful in this." 

Faculty Chair Dr. Ernie Ricketts, also a member 
of the Class of 1985, charged Dr. Livesay to provide 
the support necessary for Bryan to maintain and 
improve the excellence of its academic program, to 
^^^^^^ build relationships with the faculty so 
"we can come to know you better and 
be able to support your efforts at Bryan 
College." He called on the new president 
"in all that you strive to do, [to] remember 
our motto and keep it foremost in your 
thoughts: Christ Above All." 

T Ramon Perdue, vice chairman of the 
f board of trustees, told Dr. Livesay, "Our 

charge to you is that you stand firm in 
the calling to which you are today 
^^^^^™ appointed, because, in the words of 
Scripture, 'to this you were called so that you might 
inherit a blessing. Who is going to harm you if you 
are eager to do good?'" 

Dr. Livesay chose Amos 3:8, for the theme of his 
inaugural address: "A lion has roared! Who will not 
fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but 

The new president said, "It is of enduring 
significance that the charter of Bryan College begins 
with the following statement of belief, T believe that 
the Holy Bible, composed of the Old and New 
Testaments, is of final and supreme authority in faith 
and life, and, being inspired by God, is inerrant in 
the original writings.' 

"This Bible teaches that man is created in the 





At a reception following the inauguration, Dr. 
Livesay speaks with Bryan English Professor 
Dr. Raymond Legg, left, and Dr. Sam Schnaiter, 
right, as Mrs. Margie Legg and Mrs. Corinne 
Livesay, right, look on. 

Members of the platform party singing 
during the inauguration ceremony 
include, from left, Joey Hamrick, 
Steve Stewart, Dr. Ernie Ricketts, Dr. 
Cal Whilte, T. Ramon Perdue, Dr. 
Livesay, Glenn Stophel, Dr. George 
B. Livesay, Jr., Dr. Arliss Roaden, Dr. 
William E. Brown, Dr. Kenneth G. 

image of God and not that God is created in the 
image of man. And yet, how many institutions of 
higher learning violate the very first commandments: 
'You shall have no other gods before me. You shall 
not make for yourself a carved image? 7 How many 
today worship idols by fashioning gods according 
to their own dictates? Surely it is not a god of wood 
and stone, but it is an intellectual idol ^^^^^^^ 
which refuses to bow in absolute 
submission to the teachings of the 
Word of God, by refusing to believe 
that His Word is the sole authority and 
foundation for all knowledge and 

"If God is the Living Word, then 
we must believe this same Word to be 
the foundation for every class taught 
and every discipline explored on our 
campuses. If He is the creator of all ^^^^^^^ m 
things, then every academic discipline and every 
pursuit of study was created so that in our study of 
it we know more of Him and recognize His glory as 
the all together lovely one, our Lord and our God. 

'The prophet Amos did not say many gods of 
which we may pick and choose according to our 
own disposition, and consequently not any 
curriculum which caters to the consumerist utility 
of our culture is acceptable, but rather because the 
Lord God has spoken — all of our education must 
acknowledge Him and lead us into a greater 
knowledge of Him. 

"Not only is He the God, but He is the Lord God 
who has spoken. This speaks of a personal 
relationship with our God as we have a wonderful 
opportunity to fulfill the purpose for which each of 

"If God is the Living 
Word, then we must 

believe this same Word 
to be the foundation 

for every class taught/ 7 

us has been created, for we are not the product of 
chance fashioned by an impersonal, purposeless 
mechanism destined but to serve our own desires. 
"Every thought and every action, every pursuit 
must be brought into the obedience of our Lord God. 
For we are commanded to love the Lord God will 
all of our heart, soul and mind. 
^^^^^^ "The education received at Bryan 

College must recognize God as Lord of 
our lives, for it is not enough to study 
diligently and acquire great learning 
which a student surely receives at Bryan. 
Rather, what is the purpose of learning? 
Do we desire to know more of our God 
and love Him through our learning or 
is it to further our own interests to pursue 
our own gain? Are we becoming more 
like our Savior? Are we able to say that 
^^^^^™ our God is Lord God? 

"He has spoken to us through His written 
revelation, and He has spoken to us and revealed 
Himself through His creation. His creation portrays 
His nature and beckons us to explore and research 
that we may gain a greater understanding of who 
He is. 

"It is this authority of the Word of God that for 
the past 73 years has instructed the curriculum and 
teaching of this college. We exist as a Christian liberal 
arts college not for our own sake nor our own 
reputation, but that we would make our Savior 
known, educating students to become servants of 
Christ to make a difference in today's world - 
understanding, engaging, and redeeming our culture. 

"The prophet Amos declared the word of the 
Lord to a people with ears that could not hear and 





Trustee T. Ramon Perdue, left, Dr. Livesay, and Trustee Chairman 
Glenn Stophel listen as the Bryan Chorale prepares to sing the anthem 
following the inauguration ceremony. 

Dr. Livesay addresses 
the audience. 

eyes that could not see. Today, unfortunately, higher 
education has also become deaf and mute, willingly 
ignorant and willfully disobedient to the Word of 
the Lord by embracing a worldview that is not 
biblical. We have done this for the sake of 
reputation — for academic correctness — for acceptance 
among our peers in the field of higher education. 

"My prayer for Bryan College and my charge for 
all of us who are engaged in this noble pursuit is 
that we will never have a famine of hearing and 
heeding the Word of God, that unto the King eternal, 
immortal, and invisible will be glory and honor 
forever, and that He would see fit to use this college 
to advance His kingdom. 

"It has been Bryan's history, our current posture, 
and our future vision as a higher form of higher 
education to live out our motto of Christ Above All. 

May God grant in an increasing measure that it will 
ever be so. 

"Today as we give to our God gratitude for our 
heritage of godly presidents, trustees, faculty, staff, 
and students, and as we ponder afresh the vision 
which God has ordained for those assembled today, 
I close with the words of William Jennings Bryan. I 
have changed only from the singular to the plural 
to embrace not only myself but all of us at the college. 
May on the anvil of time this legacy for Bryan College 
have been fashioned: 'You may dispute whether we 
have fought a good fight; You may dispute whether 
we have finished our course; But you cannot deny 
that we have kept the faith/ 

"'A lion has roared, who will not fear? The Lord 
God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?'" fihl 

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Presidential Scholars 

Ten freshmen have been awarded Presidential Scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year. Presidential 
Scholars include: 

Catherine Bailes, daughter of Steve and Ellen Bailes of 
Spartanburg, S.C., humanities. 

Catherine, a home school graduate', was involved in drama club, 
choir, and church activities in high school. She won two piano 
scholarships to the pre-college department at Converse College, 
and was recognized for her abilities in piano auditions. She also 
took part in a home school program studying state government 
in Columbia, and has worked as a Child Evangelism Fellowship 
missionary. She learned about Bryan through a college fair in 
Charlotte, N.C., and looked closer when her father became 
interested in the school. She hopes to work in the communications 
field as a broadcast or print journalist after she graduates. 

Michelle Brenner, daughter of Jon and Susan Brenner of Gilbert, 
Ariz., education /psychology. 

Michelle is a home school graduate who was active in YMCA 
youth government, is listed in Who's Who Among American High 
School Students, was a member of the Desert Thunder Aquatics 
Club, and had an internship with TeenPact biblical leadership 
program. She learned about Bryan when attending the Summit 
in Colorado and was attracted because of the school's "solid 
foundation, commitment to biblical integrity and inerrancy" and 
the accredited athletic training program. She plans to major in 
exercise science /athletic training and possibly double major in 
history. She is considering becoming involved with student 
government and the Worldview Team. After graduation, Michelle 
hopes to travel with a sports ministry as their trainer. 

Charis Davidson, daughter of Dennis and Lori Davidson of 
Spring City, Term., Glenna Ware Presidential Scholarship, natural 

Charis is a graduate of Rhea County High School where she was 
a member of the National Honor Society, Health Occupation 
Students of America, and the philosophy club. She was active in 
school and church drama programs. She learned about Bryan 
when she and her family moved to Rhea County several years 
ago, and was attracted to the school by the quality of education 
and Christian commitment. Charis is a biology/ pre-med major 
and is considering a career as a missionary doctor. 

Ryan Gaber, son of Randy and Sherry Gaber of Ooltewah, Tenn., 
Presidential Music Award. 

Ryan is a graduate of Ooltewah High School where he was a 
member of the band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the 
Omega Society. He was named to Who's Who Among American 
High School Students all four years in high school. He also worked 
with the World Changers summer program. A friend told him 
about Bryan. "I visited the school and got hooked," he said. Ryan 
plans to major in music, and is considering a career in missions 
after he graduates. 

Sarah Helton, daughter of David and Mary Jane Helton of 
Neguanee, Mich., biblical studies. 

Sarah is a graduate of Negaunee High School, where she was a 
member of the National Honor Society, speech team, Math Club, 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was listed in Who's Who 
Among America's High School Students. She was editor of the 
yearbook, a member of the basketball and track teams, and was 
in the Upper Peninsula Honors Choir. She learned about Bryan 
when she attended a breakout session at a Teen Missions 
conference in Florida. She was attracted to the college because of 
its Christ-centered focus, and was impressed with the PCI 
ministries. While at Bryan, she wants to work with a local church's 
AWANA program, has signed up to be a PAL, and hopes to be 
involved in student government. Sarah hopes to use her Christian 
education major as a foundation for working on staff of Teen 
Missions or another missions organization after she graduates. 

Benjamin Meadows, son of Daniel and Teresa Meadows of 
Orlando, Fla., humanities. 

Benjamin is a home school graduate. He was a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa at Valencia Community College, has been a Florida 
State Senate page, captain of his soccer team, and plays the piano. 
He learned about Bryan from alumni and friends, and decided 
to attend after comparing the college to other institutions. "I was 
particularly impressed with the moral caliber of the school," he 
said. Benjamin, a history major, plans to attend law school after 

Emily Meznar, daughter of Martin and Linda Meznar of Peoria, 
Ariz., natural sciences. 

Emily is a graduate of Centennial High School in Peoria, where 
she was active in choir, drama, the National Honor Society, 
Interact, and Science Club. She is a National Merit Commended 
Scholar. In her church, she was a Sunday school teacher, AWANA 
leader, and keyboard player on the worship team. She learned 
about Bryan from her parents, both 1982 graduates, and came 
because "this seems like where God wanted me to go." After 
graduation, Emily hopes to be a high school biology teacher. 

Bethany Perseghetti, daughter of Doug and Jackie Perseghetti of 
Kettering, Ohio, education. 

Bethany is a home school graduate. She has been active in 4-H, 
was a member of the Ohio State 4-H Fashion Board, taught piano 
and worked as a volunteer in her church and community. She 
recently received the AWANA citation award for her service to 
that organization, and is a certified counselor for Ohio Camp 
Cherith. She learned about Bryan from her mother, a 1982 graduate, 
and was attracted by the academic, spiritual, and family 
atmosphere. Bethany will be an elementary education major, and 
plans to seek licensure in Teaching English as a Second Language. 

Kathleen Quillen, daughter of Kirk and Barbara Quillen of 
Staunton, Va., business. 

Katie is a graduate of Grace Christian School in Staunton, where 
she was treasurer for the senior class and the student government 
association. She played basketball and volleyball, and was a 
delegate to Virginia Girls State. She learned about Bryan through 
relatives and the Worldview Team, and was attracted by the 
worldview emphasis of the college. Katie is on the Bryan volleyball 
team and hopes to participate in one of the Practical Christian 
Involvement ministries. 

Bonnie-Marie Yager, daughter of Ken and Malinda Yager of 
Harriman, Tenn., humanities. 

Bonnie-Marie is a graduate of Harriman High School, where she 
was vice president of the Beta Club; president of her freshman, 
junior, and senior classes; president of the Science and Math Club; 
and received the top academic honors award for Harriman City 
Schools. She attended Volunteer Girls State and the Tennessee 
Governor's School for the Humanities, and played soccer. She 
learned about Bryan from her mother. She said she wanted to 
attend a small school with high academic and life standards, 
where she could develop personal relationships with faculty and 
students. She is considering participating in student government 
and a PCI ministry. Bonnie-Marie plans to major in political 
communications and hopes to be a speechwriter, possibly on the 
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Members of the volleyball team include, from left, front, manager Lacy 
Mellon, Alissa Stoneberger, Christine Pratt, Annie Lively, Randi Mellon, 
and Faith Phaneuf Back are student athletic trainer Brandon van der 
Westhuizen, Katie Quillen, Rebecca Rusch, Anna Rusch, Melissa Conner, 
Abby Humphrey, and athletic trainer Christy Rodenbeck. 

Speed, Effort Keys to 
Volleyball Success 

A fast-paced offense and intensity on the 
part of the Lady Lions will be keys to the 
volleyball team's success this season, Coach Jerri 
Morgan believes. 

After dropping the first games in the season, the Lady Lions 
rebounded with a win over Tennessee Temple. "It was good to see 
them back in our style of play - a fast offense/ 7 the coach said. 

"I'm real pleased with where we are right now. The freshmen 
are doing a really good job fitting into the speed of college volleyball 
and the pace we want to run. Two freshmen are starting, and one 
is getting some playing time." 

Junior setter Randi Mellon is captain this year, running the 
offense and working to encourage her teammates. 

Seniors Anna Rusch, Faith Phaneuf, Alissa Stoneberger, and 
Melissa Conner are providing crucial leadership for the team as well, Coach Morgan said. Alissa moved this year to left 
hitter "and has taken her game up since last year." Melissa has stepped up to right hitter. "She has a knowledge of setting, 
and that helps in that position," the coach said. 

The Lady Lions are working to improve on their 17-7 record from a year ago as they challenge for the conference lead. 
Coach Morgan said she believes King College remains the team to beat in the conference, although Union and Milligan 
should be tough as well. "It sounds like most teams in the conference had a good recruiting year, so the talent level has been 

With her new and returning players, Coach Morgan expects her team to be in the thick of the conference fight this fall. 


Zensen Hoping for Strength in Numbers 

Four starting seniors and a supporting cast of experienced 
underclassmen will carry the Lions' soccer hopes this fall, 
Coach Sandy Zensen said as the 2003 season began. 

Coming off a 12-6-1 record a year ago, Coach Zensen is 
counting on his seniors to motivate the team to again be 
competitive in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. 

Josh Ray, a National Soccer Coaches Association All- 
American and NCCAA Mid-east Region Player of the Year, 
is hoping to build on his 26-goal output to lead the Lions' offense. 

Backing him up will be seniors Jamal Marshall in the defense or midfield, and defenders Henry Barrios and Russell 
Courtney. The coach calls Jamal "the fastest player Fve ever coached. He can turn a game around." Henry, he said, is "a 
great player." Russell will anchor the defense and "will be a major factor this year if we can keep him healthy." 
The coach is counting on a significant contribution from defender Tim Franklin, who is back this season after knee surgery. 
"He's a very experienced player who brings stability to our defense," he said. 

In the midfield, senior Josh Ray and junior Danny Harvey offer a 
potent defense and offensive threat. "They really compliment each other. 
They read each other well and support each other on the field," the coach 

Conference Freshman Player of the Year Craig Biddy will see 
considerable action "anywhere on the field," the coach said. "He's a solid 
all-around player, and that's how I plan to use him." 

He's expecting strong efforts as well from Jorge Vallejo, Darren 
McCutchen, Corey Remillard, Tyler Oglesby, and Thiago Goncalves. 

While the coach is encouraged with the quality of his athletes, he 
pointed out that the Lions play in a very competitive conference. "They 
have to come to each game to play and play hard," he said. "They have 
to keep the intensity up, desire to win, and refuse to lose. If we can stay 
healthy, we'll be a force to be reckoned with." 

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2003 Men's Soccer Schedule 


Southern Wesleyan University 



Bryan Fall Classic 



Bryan vs. Toccoa Falls 


Warren Wilson vs. Toccoa Falls 


Bryan vs. Warren Wilson 


Atlanta Christian 



Union University Tourney 



Campbellsville University 










*Union College 



Tennessee Temple 



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2003 Volleyball Schedule 

9/5-6 Cumberland Univ. Tourney Away 

9/9 Tennessee Temple Home 

9/12 *King A 

9/13 * Virginia Inter mont A 

9/13 *Milligan A 

9/16 Johnson Bible H 

9/19 *Brevard H 

9/20 *Montreat H 

9/23 *Union College A 

9/25 Johnson Bible A 

9/30 ^Covenant H 

10/3 ^University Virginia - Wise H 

10/4 *Bluefield* H 

10/7 ^Tennessee Wesley an A 

10/10 *Milligan H 

10/11 *Union College H 

10/11 *King H 

10/14 ^Virginia Intermont H 

10/17-18 NCCAA Region Tour. TBA 

10/24 *Montreat A 

10/25 *Brevard A 

10/28 ^Covenant A 

10/31-11/1 NCCAA National Tour. A 

11/4 ^Tennessee Wesleyan H 

11/7 ^University Virginia - Wise A 

11/8 *Bluefield A 

11/14-15 AACTour. TBA 

Members of the lady lions soccer team include, from left, front, 
Jessica Hogan, Anna Hanger, Annie Neufeld, Aubre Mjolhus, 
Heather Couch, Renee Delmotte, Michelle Unsicker, and Kat 
Hogan. Back, Coach Marc Neddo, Asst. Coach Phil Pranger, 
Daven Petitte, Virginia Petitte, Liz Wright, Betsy Halvorson, 
Krista Bondurant, Bethany May, Abigail Snead, Shannon 
Vanwormer, and manager Amber Maccione. 

*=AAC Match 
bold denotes home 

Members of the Lions soccer team include, 
from left, kneeling, Brian Fitzgerald, Jorge 
Vallego, Jamal Marshall, Ben Steigerwald, 
Jonathan Sutton, Jordan Mattheiss, Thiago 
Goncalves, Corey Remillard, and Aaron 
Wall. Second row, Asst. Coach Michael 
Palmer, manager Angie Boss, Nathan 
Dewhurst, Beto Vallamizar, Tyler Oglesby, 
Josh Ray, Henry Barrios, Matt Joss, Daren 
McCutchen, Nathan Zensen, manager 
Stephanie Miller, and Coach Sandy Zensen. 
Back are Danny Gleason, Jason Blair, Matt 
Torrence, Rob Palmer, Josh Matheney, Tim 
Franklin, Russell Courtney, Danny 
Harvey, and Craig Biddy. 

2003 Women's Soccer Schedule 

9/4 Atlanta Christian 

9/6 *Brevard 

9/10 *Milligan 

9/12-13 BCWS Invitational 

9/12 Palm Beach Atlantic v. Asbury 

Bryan v. Belhaven 

9/13 Belhaven v. PBA 

**Bryan v. Asbury 

9/19 ^Cincinnati Bible College 

9/20 **Kentucky Christian 

9/24 ^Covenant 

9/30 *Union College 

10/04 Campbellsville 

10/11 *King 

10/18 *Montreat 

10/22 ^Virginia Intermont 

10/25 Brenau 

10/28 ^Tennessee Wesleyan 

* Appalachian Athletic Conference game 
** = NCCAA Mid-East Region games 
bold = home game 

10/7 *Brevard A 

10/11 *King H 

10/15 Warren Wilson A 

10/17 Lee H 

10/22 ^Virginia Intermont A 

10/25 Freed-Hardeman H 

10/29 ^Tennessee Wesleyan A 

10/31-11/1 AAC Conference Playoff Game TBA 

11/6-8 AAC Conference Tournament 

11/10-15 NAIA/NCCAA Regionals 

11 / 17-22 NAIA/NCCAA Nationals 

^^Appalachian Athletic Conference games 
Bold = home games 


Lady Lions Rebuilding With Talent, Experience 

Nine new players on a 16-member team have Lady Lions' soccer 

Coach Marc Neddo in a rebuilding mode this season, but early results 

make him believe he has a 

good foundation. 

" At least six of the new 

players will be in the 

starting lineup/' he said. 

"I need to find out how the 

new team identity will 

shape up, but, so far, I'm 

pleased with the 

development. Offensively, 

it looks like we should be 

able to score. The defense 

has surprised me in a good 


The offense is 

anchored by senior Abigail 

Snead and Anna Hanger 

at forward. Last year, Abigail led the NCCAA and the Appalachian Athletic 

Conference in scoring with 42 goals, but the coach is looking for her to 

increase her number of assists this season. "We need that to be a more 

balanced team." 

Abigail and Anna are joined by freshman 
Kat Hogan, a "quick and skilled" forward. "The 
defense can't hone in on Abigail or they will be 
hurt quickly," he said. "All three can handle the 
ball under pressure." 

Michelle Unsicker has stepped up to head 
the defensive unit, supported by Aubre Mjolhus, 
new to the position after playing midfield a year 
ago. "Aubre is new to defense, but has a lot of 
abilities back there," he said. 

Coach Neddo is counting on his offense "to 
put enough pressure on the other team to give 
our defense time to grow into their own since 
three of the four defenders are new to their 

"The key to our success this year will be 
keeping big mistakes to a minimum. With the 
number of young players on the team, we need 
to stick to fundamentals, do things right. If they 
do that, we'll be all right. So far, they've done 
that. I'm impressed with their discipline." 

He is counting on freshman goalkeeper 
Heather Couch to play up to her ability as the 
last line of defense. 

On the other end of the field, center- 
midfielder Renee Delmotte, a junior transfer, already has impressed him 

with her "telepathic connection" with Abigail. "She knows where Abigail 

wants the ball. They're fun to watch. She has the skills, experience, and 

endurance to contribute." 

At the same time, he believes seniors Anna Hanger and Daven Petitte 

"are going to have a good year. I think they will surprise themselves and 

the opposition." 

He expects Covenant to be the team to beat in the conference. 

"Covenant had a good, young team last year, and I think they'll be strong 

again. Tennessee Wesleyan will be good; they were a strong, young team 

last year as well." 

But the coach is counting on discipline and good effort to make the 

Lady Lions a force to be considered as well. 








Continuing the 
legacy that 
many of you 
began and are 
continuing to 

y pastor at Key Biscayne Presbyterian 
Church in Miami was Steve Brown. Steve 
is an excellent communicator who uses 
some of the most colorful words found in the English 
dictionary. One of the words he used most often 
was "copasetic," which translated for a man of 
ordinary intellect such as I, means "first-rate/' 

The past couple of weeks our family has been 
hosting my 4-year-old granddaughter, Grace. 
Somehow in our conversation among the adults the 
word copasetic was used. A short time later, I turned 
over my bottle of Coke and Grace exclaimed, 
"Grandfather, that was not copasetic," much to the 
amazement of everyone in our van. 

As your new Director of Alumni Relations I am 
here to tell you that our new president, faculty, staff, 
students, and alumni are copasetic. 

This time of year is always exciting with the 
return of students and faculty to the hill. Almost 
180 freshmen and transfer students gathered for the 
annual orientation service in Rudd Chapel on 
Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23. 

A tradition that began many years ago continued 
as students stood one by one and told the audience 
of classmates, parents, faculty, and staff their name, 
city they are from, intended major, and what they 
think they will be doing 10 years from now. You 
would have been most impressed and encouraged 
with their answers: 

"I will be serving God as a medical missionary. " 

"I will be a Christian teacher in the -public school 

"I will be a Christian attorney. " 

"I will be serving God in some type of youth ministry. ' 

"I will be a Christian journalist. " 

"I will be serving God overseas as a teacher to 
missionary children. " 

"I will be fulfilling my call as a pastor." 

"I will be serving God in international business." 

As I thought back to my years at Bryan and what 
my classmates expressed as their desires to serve 
God were, the list is very much the same. We have 
classmates now serving God in each of the above 
vocations and many more. 

Bryan's new advertising slogans further support 
our being copasetic: 

Bryan. A highly ranked, nationally competitive college 
that puts Christ above all. 

Bryan. A higher form of higher education. 

Bryan. A college for the intellectually curious 

Yes, your alma mater is continuing the legacy 
that many of you began and are continuing to 
maintain. A favorite scripture verse that comes to 
mind is Galatians 6:9: "So don't get tired of doing 
what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, 
for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the 
appropriate time." 

Gaining the reputation of being first-rate is not 
nearly as exhausting as maintaining it. So, let's don't 
get tired of doing what is right. That's the key to 
insuring Bryan's continuing to be copasetic. fill) 









Spring 2003 

ED, '39, and JOYCE (HIRSCHY), 
'40, DEROSSET write from their 
home in Evans City, Pa., that they 
are keeping up with friends from 
their mission field days in Peru, 
continuing their ministry through 
prayer support and encouragement. 
Joyce recently was diagnosed with 
macular degeneration and is 
suffering a loss of vision as a result 
of the disease. 

NELL PEARSON, '49, continues 
working at Rio Grande Bible 
Institute, but spent part of the 
summer at the Wycliffe Center in 
Dallas, Texas. She is recovering well 
from a bout with Lyme disease. 

LEVENGOOD, both '52, celebrated 
their 50th wedding anniversary June 
1, in Dayton, Tenn. 

GULLEY, '53, returned to the United 
States after teaching missionary 
children in Kiev, Ukraine, for the 
past three years. 

ALICE WHITE, '55, writes from 
the Chavuma Mission in Zambia 
that she and co-workers are nearing 
completion on revisions to the 
Luvale Hymnbook. She said the 
rainy season brought more than 56 
inches of rain, nearly 12 inches more 
than normal this year. 

MICKEY, '55, and MARTHA 

(KING), '57, PARK identify 
themselves as Servants of Christ 
around the World, working with 
Gannett Ministries and Pastors 
Beyond from their headquarters in 
Birmingham, Ala. Their plan to stay 
at home for several months this year 
prepared them to be available for 
Mickey to temporarily resume his 
former position as senior pastor at 
Shades Mountain Bible Church Jan. 
1. The Parks planned to leave Sept. 
15 to go to the Wycliffe mission 
station at Ukarumpa in the eastern 
highlands of Papua New Guinea, a 
ministry that is close to their hearts. 

PEARL RATHBUN, '56, a retired 
TEAM missionary who resides in 
Carol Stream, 111., spent several 
weeks this past summer visiting her 
former field of service in Seoul, 
Korea, to share in the anniversary 
of FEBC Jeju's Radio ministry. It was 
a delight for her to attend concerts, 
and meet other FEBC directors and 
staff members from other countries. 
Back in the U.S. she attended the 
annual conference for Korean 
Students Abroad, where over 1,000 
university students met for worship 
and ministry. Pearl also attended the 
wedding in Dallas, Texas, of Joanna 
Rathbun, daughter of JOHN, '54, 
and JOYCE (JOHNSON), '54, 
RATHBUN. Pearl was glad for the 
family reunion with son JOHN 
MARK, '80, and his wife, 
DEBORAH (HENRY), '80, of 
Fairbanks, Alaska, and son JOEL, 
'80x, of Potosi, Mo. 

DEAN, '58, and Edith 
FRANKLIN are returning to the 
states and exploring opportunities 
for new areas of ministry, possibly 
as mentors for World Team's 
Americas' Area Team. They are 
planning to make Atlanta their home 

'59, FREDRICKS are residing in 
Orlando, Fla., where they continue 
to serve with Campus Crusade. 
Alice serves as liaison coordinator 
for all of Crusade's overseas staff. 
She has the special joy of being a 
mentor with three staff women and 
one lady from her church and meets 
with another group of moms who 
are on a one-year assignment at 
headquarters for development and 
service in the Crusade office. Gary 
works out of the office with varying 
assignments of teaching and 
traveling to assist and encourage 
Campus Crusade workers. 


Russell and NANCY (GOODMAN- 

make their home in Shamong, N.J., 

where they serve with Association 
of Baptists for World Evangelism 
(ABWE). Russell makes frequent 
trips to ABWE's stations in various 
parts of the world to minister to 
missionaries, including their son, 
with his wife is stationed in 
Bangladesh, close to the place where 
his parents, HARRY, '57, and 
NANCY, '60x, GOEHRING, served 
until Harry's death. Nancy returned 
to the States with her three children 
and eventually met Russell Ebersole, 
a missionary widower from the 
Philippines. The three Goehrings 
and the Ebersole family of five 
children with their parents were 
united in marriage. Their story is 
recorded in their book, Interwoven, 
now in its second printing. Russell 
and Nancy spent three month in 
Torino in northern Italy, where 
Russell served as interim pastor of 
a small, international group from a 
variety of religious and cultural 

RON '64, and DIANE (PECK), 
'64x, MORREN of Waxahachie, 
Texas, continue their affiliation with 
Wycliffe Bible Translators. Ron is a 
veteran cross-cultural worker who 
trains and equips new, younger 
workers. In addition to teaching Ron 
has had the opportunity of co- 
leading two one-week planning 
workshops: one for colleagues 
translating Native American 
languages and one for colleagues in 
Peru. Another trip was planned for 
the summer to return to the 
Caribbean Island of San Andres, 
where Ron and Diane spent the 1999 
fall semester through a Fulbright 
grant to assist the local Christian 
university to implement a 
multilingual education program for 
the island's elementary schools and 
train teachers. Now the island's 
Christian university and the 
secretary of education are requesting 
another two-week workshop for 

Dick and NITA (KARGES), '68, 
PAPWORTH celebrated their 30th 
wedding anniversary with a trip to 
the Grand Canyon in March, and 
the arrival of their second 
granddaughter in February. They 
continue their work with Radio 
Voice of Christ, broadcasting the 
Gospel into Iran. 

STEVE, '69, and MADGE 
(AKINS), '68, FITZGERALD live 
in the Tampa, Fla., area, where Steve 
works as a Defense Intelligence 
Agency representative to the U.S. 
Central Command. He served as the 
DIA representative at the Central 
Command's forward-deployed 
headquarters in Qatar earlier this 
year. Madge is a kindergarten 
teacher in Hillsborough County, Fla. 

John and JOYCE (BUICE), '70, 
LARRABEE report that they began 
a kindergarten this past year, with 
24 students, and are hoping to add 
first grade next year. They serve as 
missionaries in Urucurituba, Brazil. 

Des and LYNNE (STEVENS), '71, 
HARPER who are working under 
Operation Mobilization in 
Halesowen, England, find life has 
been extra challenging with part- 
time studies and weekly classes for 
Des at All Nations Christian College. 
Lynne has been training some 
Koreans who want to improve their 
English. The Harper's son, Sean, 
lives and works in Sheffield; 
daughter Sheila is enrolled in a 
textile design course at Christian 
Union in Winchester; and son Dale 
is visiting universities to pursue his 
interest in 3-D product design. 

Tom and PEG (DRIVER), '72, 
KILE live in Katy Texas, where they 
work in ministry to Muslims. Tom 
substitute taught fifth grade math 
and science during the past school 

PAUL, '72, and ANNETTE 
report that their TEAM Christian 
bookstore in Empangeni, South 
Africa, continues to provide solid 
Christian literature for area 
residents, and a new bookstore in 
Mtubatuba is operating. The 
Haywards enjoyed a visit from their 
daughter, Anne, and their 18-month- 
old grandson, Peter, in April. 

LEROY, '73, and BECKIE 
returned from their ministry under 
TEAM earlier this year to make their 
furlough home in Knoxville, Term., 
where Beckie's brother BOB 
CONRAD, '75, and his wife, ELLEN 
(COX), '74, live. They plan to return 
to Pakistan in January 2004. During 
their stay in Knoxville, Beckie had 
her right hip joint replaced in May 
and was planning to have her left 
hip joint replaced in July. 

retired Greek and Hebrew professor 
at Bryan, continues to live in Dayton, 
Term., and shares his home with his 
son, J.D. ANDERSON, '69. Dr. 
Anderson is active at Grace Bible 
Church and recently was chosen to 
be president of the senior fellowship, 
called the XYZ Club (Extra Years of 
Zest), which has more than 50 
members. J.D. is self-employed in 
the field of electronic publishing. 

received the 2002-03 Circle of 
Excellence Award for teaching at 
Northeastern State University- 







Broken Arrow. Northeastern State 
President Dr. Larry Williams said 
award recipients are "the best of the 
best." Other awards are made for 
service and research. John, professor 
of English, has taught at NSU- 
Broken Arrow for 19 years, and is 
awaiting the release of his first book, 
The Globalization of Shakespeare in the 
19th Century, which he co-edited 
with a fellow English scholar. 

JAMES ANDERSON, '75, with 
his wife, Priscilla, and their children, 
Rachel Lynn and Isaac James, lives 
about two miles from the center of 
Jerusalem. James is pursuing 
graduate studies at the Jerusalem 
University, specializing in the 
geography of Israel. He has been 
involved in archaeological digs and 
the family has traveled extensively 
in the country. They plan to return 
to the U.S. in early 2004. 

was singled out as a favorite teacher 
of three of the valedictorians at 
LaVergne High School in LaVergne, 
Term., this spring. GEORGE, '54, 
and JOAN (HARRINGTON), '56x, 
HARRIS of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
saw the mention in their newspaper 
and passed it along to the Alumni 

MCLEWIN and her husband, Peter, 
live in Norfolk, Va., where Peter is 
pastor of Ingleside Baptist Church. 
Margaret sings with the Virginia 
Symphony Chorus and the Virginia 
Opera Chorus and teaches piano 
and voice. Their family has been 
active in missions and educational 
travel and has participated in 
outreach projects in Israel, Chile, 
and Botswana. The McElweins have 
five children and one grandchild. 

MIKE WOOD, 78, of 
Chattanooga, Term., was named 
Boy's Track Coach of the Year by the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press. Mike 
coaches the McCallie School track 
team, which finished second in the 
Division II state track meet. 


MARK, '80, and Candy 
GARRETT and their family have 
returned to Senegal after home 
assignment in the States. The war 
in Iraq has presented many 
opportunities to direct discussion 
toward the second coming of Christ 
and the truly righteous rule He will 

SHEILA BARBER, '80, received 
her Master of Religious Education 
degree from Luther Rice Seminary 
on May 16. Following graduation 
she went to Brasilia, Brazil, on a 
missions trip where she was a part 
of a team that built a church, did 

door-to-door evangelism, and 

Sheila Barber 

taught health classes. 

(KOEHN), '84, SMITH returned to 
the States this summer after three 
years in Equatorial Guinea, where 
they serve with Wycliffe Bible 
Translators. They will be traveling 
to Cameroon for linguistics courses 
before returning to Equatorial 
Guinea in October. 

TUBBS, both '81, traveled from their 
home in Knoxville, Tenn., to the 
Chicago area this summer to visit 
DON LARSON, '81, and his wife, 
Dr. Cathy Johnson. While there, the 
four took in a Cubs- Astros game at 
Wrigley Field. 

Jon and Linda Tubbs, Cathy Johnson, and Don Larson 

ALLAN, '81, and KATHY 
are rejoicing in Kathy's improving 
health, after several years of 
struggling with chronic fatigue 
syndrome. Allan continues his work 
with the Charlotte Eagles 
professional soccer team. The team 
spent two weeks this spring in 
Southeast Asia, encouraging tent- 
making missionaries in Laos and 
sharing the Gospel as situations 

Bill and NORMA JEAN 
(KENNEY), '82, JANCEWICZ have 
moved from Quebec to Connecticut 
for their daughter, Elizabeth, to 
enroll as a senior in high school. 
They have completed translating 
about half of the New Testament 
into the Naskapi language. 

both '83, have returned to 
Greensboro, N.C., where they will 
be based during their furlough from 
ministry in Brazil. They will enroll 
their oldest son, Matthew, in college, 
and seek to raise funds for a boat 
for ministry to missionaries in river 
communities in Brazil. 

TITUS, '85, and Anya HANHAM 

will spend the coming year in the 
States on furlough from Russia. They 
will be based in Minneapolis, Minn., 
working with the Navigators' 
collegiate ministry at the University 
of Minnesota. 

GARY, '85, and DEANNA, 
(FLORES), '86, ELLISON, with their 
seven children, continue their 
ministry in Mexico City. This spring 
they coordinated a home school 
conference that had 549 in attendance 
from 15 states and three countries. 

FRED, '87, and JUANITA 
(TUCKER), '94, DUONG with their 
family of four daughters and one 
son are stationed in Thailand with 
Wycliffe Bible Translators. Fred 
serves as associate director for 
support services for the group in 
Mainland Southeast Asia, including 
teachers and administrators at Grace 
International School, computer 
personnel, office staff, and graduate 
students. Juanita has been writing 
curriculum for the nursing students' 
English course which she teaches 
two mornings a week. She has a 
Thai tutor for her own lessons and 
for their three older children two 
hours a week. 

Tim and BETH (BRANSON), '87, 
WOOD helped distribute 10 tons of 
corn flour to families in three 
churches in Mozambique in 
response to needs created by a 
drought and famine. They also 
helped print two sections of the book 
Following Jesus in Cindau. They 
traveled to England then to the 
States this summer. Recently, Bern's 
brother, Robert Branson, and 
ROBERT, '91, and KARIS (WHITE), 
'90, KOEHN visited the Woods at 
their home in Mozambique. 

continuing graduate work at North 
Carolina Central University. 

Keith and JACQUELINE (LEE), 
'89, ROBINSON announce the birth 
of their daughter, Sarah Grace, on 
Feb. 14. She weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz., 
and was 19 inches long. The 
Robinsons serve with Wycliffe Bible 
Translators at Wycliffe Canada's 
office in Calgary, Alberta. 

BYRON, '90, and Natalie 
TALBOT have joined the Southern 
Baptist International Mission Board 
to serve as missionaries to students 
in Moscow, Russia. 



Byron and Natalie Talbot, Alex and Lewis 

John and KATHY (ROSE), '92, 
WAGNER provided the day camp 
chapel services for Bancroft Bible 
Camp in Kingsport, Term., and 
worked in support roles for the other 
camp weeks this summer. 

received the Master of Divinity 
degree in Christian Education from 
Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary in Louisville, Ky, in May. 

ERIC, '94, and Allison 
ALBRIGHT announce the birth of 
their son, Jared Gabriel, on July 10. 
Jared weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 
20 inches long. The Albrights live in 
Waxhaw, N.C. 

Robert and Karis Koehn, Beth Wood, and 
David Branson 

Steve and DAWN (STACY), '89, 
HONECKER were to begin 
orientation for a new assignment 
with Wycliffe Bible Translators in 
August. They are planning to move 
to Vanuatu, formerly known as the 
New Hebrides, in the South Pacific, 
where Steve will be finance and 
business manager and Dawn will 
be a home school mom and resource 
person for other team members. 

PATRICK RUDD, '89, has been 
promoted to evening librarian at 
Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Elon 
University, Elon, N.C. The library 
houses more than 200,000 volumes 
and 150 computers. Patrick is 

Eric and Jared Albright 

JULIE (FREDERICK), '95, and 
Greg LAROCHELLE announce the 
birth of their daughter, Kristen 
Elizabeth, on June 17. Kristen 
weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 
1/2 inches long. The LaRochelle 
family lives in Hickory, N.C. 

RUTH SCHULT, '95, is serving 
with SIM in Ghana. She is rejoicing 
in the Lord's blessing and 
opportunities He has sent her way. 

Paul Zegelien were married June 21 







at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring 
Hill, Tenn. Traci teaches middle 
school language arts and coaches 
girls basketball in Nashville, and 
Paul is a recovery specialist with 
Ford Financial. The couple lives in 

Mike and SHERRY (HILL) '95, 
WELLER announce the birth of 
Olivia Blaine on July 16, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. Olivia weighed 
8 lbs., 2 oz. Mike is director of athletic 
training at Bryan College and Sherry 
is a guidance counselor at Rhea 
County High School. 

Mica Rose Holmes 

Jeff and JOANNE (HUCKLE), 
'96, MILLER recently moved from 
Colorado to Richmond, Va., where 
Joanne is studying biblical 
counseling. Jeff and Joanne have two 
daughters, Jessica Dilyn, 3, and 
Julianna Cassidy, 1. 

Jeff and Joanne Miller, Jessica and Julianna 

JEREMY, '97, and ALANA 
in Dayton, Term., where Jeremy 

owns a construction company which 
does remodeling. He is working on 
their home and helping his father- 
in-law build his home. Jeremy and 
Alana work with highschoolers in 
a multiracial church. In April they 
visited Jeremy's parents, Ralph and 
Marilyn Toliver, in Peru to introduce 
their son, Nathan, who was born 
Dec. 10, 2002. 

Daniel Schumacher were married 
March 1, in Sebring, Fla. The 
Schumachers live in Austin, Texas, 
where Rebecca is an intensive care 
nurse and Daniel is a software 
engineer with IBM. LEAH 
(WILSON), '98, OURS was one of 
Rebecca's bridesmaids. 

in Orlando, Fla., where Mindy 
teaches middle school and Peter is 

a minister. 

Olivia Weller 

Jeff and MARIA (SMITH), '95, 
HOLMES announce the birth of 
their first child, Mica Rose, on Feb. 
19. Mica was 8 lbs., 4 oz. and 20 
inches long. Maria received her 
master's degree in nursing from the 
University of Tennessee in 1998, and 
works as a nurse practitioner in an 
allergy practice. 

Rebecca and Daniel Schumacher 

Robert and RACHEL (DIAZ), 
'99x, KARHNAK announce the 
birth of their first child, Paul Diaz 
Karhnak, on April 19. Paul weighed 
7 lbs. 12 oz. He was baptized May 
11 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic 
Church. The Karhnak family lives 
in Centreville, Va., near Washington, 

continues at Johns Hopkins in 
Baltimore, Md., studying toward her 
nursing degree. She enjoys working 
with the highschoolers at her church. 

CARA DULANEY, '00, who lives 
in Evensville, Tenn., played on the 
Chattanooga, Tenn., Locomotion, a 
women's professional football team. 
Cara, who played basketball for the 
Lady Lions, was a safety for the 

JASON SCOTT, '00, and Rebekah 
Howell were married July 26, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The Scotts live 
in Mebane, N.C. 

received the Master of Music degree 
in Church Music from New Orleans, 
La., Baptist Theological Seminary in 
May. Christopher is minister of 
music and senior adults at East 
Ridge Baptist Church in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

MINDY BAKER, '00, and Peter 
McKechnie were married June 21, 
2002, in Highlands, N.C. They live 

Peter and Mindy McKechnie 

BETH PHILLIPS, '00, and Bill 
Lewis were married July 19, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. The couple is 
living in Oshkosh, Wise, where Beth 
teaches music and drama in high 
school and Bill is a chemical engineer 
for Kimberley-Clark. 

Bill and Beth Lewis 


Christopher Travis were married 
June 14, in Beckley, W.Va. They live 
in Dayton, Tenn., where Chris 
attends Bryan and expects to 
graduate in 2004. 

Stephen Rogers were married Aug. 
9, in Meridian, Miss. The couple 
lives in Oxford, Miss. 

CHRISTOPHER, '01, and 
HENDERSON announce the birth 
of their son, Thomas Jackson 
Henderson, on Aug. 1. Thomas 
weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz., and was 21 
inches long. The Henderson family 
lives in Flintstone, Ga. 

ODOR, both '01, have moved into 
their new home at 3753 Tissiini 
Court in Las Vegas, NV 89129. Micah 
works at Bechtel in Las Vegas, and 
Judi is employed as office manager 
for a counseling firm and has begun 
taking courses through the Fuller 
Seminary extension at Las Vegas, 
working toward her master's in 
New Testament. 

Benjamin Knoblet were married 
May 24, in Beckley, W.V They live 
in Petersburg, Va. 

GEORGE (IV) SMITH, '02, and 
KATIE BUTTRAM, '03, were 

married May 17, on Dayton 
Mountain near Dayton, Tenn. 

JESSICA HENDRIX, both '03, were 
married May 31 in Dayton, Tenn. 
Quentin is the son of TONY, '84, 
and DEBBY, '11, MCCUISTON of 

BROOKE WILSON, '03, has 
accepted a position as exercise 
physiologist at the YMC A Wellness 
and Fitness Center in Ovido, Fla. 
She ran her first basketball camp in 
June at The Master's Academy in 

PIERCE, both '03, were married July 
26, in Dayton, Tenn. The couple is 
living in Dayton. 

SANDE RAY, '03, and Timothy 
Fort were married July 12, in 
Dayton, Tenn. The couple is living 
in Milford, Mich. 

'03, and Kimberly Dyer were 
married Aug. 2, in Dayton, Tenn. 
Kimberly is a senior at Bryan. The 
Prudhommes live in Dayton. 

With the Lond 

WILLIS JONES, '48, died June 30 
in Winfield, 111. He was a long-time 
employee of International Harvester. 
He is survived by his wife, CAROL 
(RUSSELL), '52, and two children. 

DAN HARRISON, '63, died in 
May in Madison, Wise. Dan served 
as president of Leadership 
Development International, Inc., 
focusing on reaching unreached 
people of the Middle East and Asia. 
He is survived by his wife, SHELBY 
(SKINNER), '61, and five children. 

RUSSELL BAILEY, '75, died May 
22, in Endicott, N. Y. Russell won the 
contest held in 1975 to name Bryan 
Life, the magazine which replaced 
two earlier publications for the 
Bryan family. He is survived by his 
wife, Marian, four children, and nine 

If you are an alumn and 

have information for us 

to publish in Lion 

Tracks, send it to: 

Terry Hill 

Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321 

or email: 









Bryan welcomed the Class of 2007 in 
August, a group of freshmen bringing one 
of the strongest academic records in recent 

The new class boasted an average 
ACT score of 25 (of a possible 36), two 
points higher than last year's class, and 
above the national average of 20.8. 

Admissions Director Mark 
Cruver reported the incoming 
class also had a high school 
grade average of 3.6, up from 
last year's 3.48. 

President Dr. Stephen D. 
Livesay said, "This year's 
freshman class possesses great 
leadership potential as they are 
a strong class spiritually and 
well-prepared academically to glean the 
best from our outstanding faculty. These 
freshmen as a class and individually will 
distinguish themselves as those who make 
a significant contribution to kingdom 
work as leaders in many vocations. At 
Bryan our claim of 'a higher form of higher 
education' is exemplified by these 
students who are committed to excellence 
in all facets of their lives." 

School opened with the Spiritual Life 
Conference, featuring messages by the 
Rev. Ashoke Bachu, president of Trinidad 
and Tobago Urban Ministries, and music 
by the Trinidad Steel Pan Band. 

Speaking from the lives of Jacob (Gen. 
28), Abdon (Judges 12), and Elijah and 
Elisha (II Kings), Rev. Bachu encouraged 
students to seek God's blessing, in God's 
way, in God's timing in their lives. He 
challenged them to "dream big. Let it be 
said of you that you aimed high." He 
warned them that, to be great rather than 





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simply good, "if we're going to be where 
God wants us to be to make an impact on 
this world, we're going to have to stop 
making easy decisions. Any dead fish can 
float down the river; it takes a live fish to 
swim upstream." 

During convocation, the formal 
opening of the academic year, Dr. J. 
Budziszewski, professor of 
government and philosophy at 
the University of Texas- Austin, 
used the theme of "bad 
commencement addresses" to 
challenge students to yield 
themselves to Christ and allow 
Him to transform them. 

A "bad half-Christian" 
address would encourage 
students to make time in their lives for 
God. "That's false, because it leaves you 
still in charge. It's all about you, fitting 
Jesus Christ into your plans, your life. 
Jesus Christ doesn't want you to give Him 
a place; He wants to fit you into His plans. 
Some fear that will mean they are called 
to be a missionary. He may want you to 
become a missionary - or a dog catcher. If 
you catch dogs, catch them as if they are 
His. They are. 

"He wants to dust you off, clean you 
up, melt you down, and make you a 
gleaming mirror of His glory You're a 
mirror with scratches, smudges, and 
cracks. He intends to melt all your glass 
to a white heat, pour it out again, grind 
you to a perfect finish, bond silver to the 
other side, buff the finish 'till the image 
of Him in you is almost too much for the 
angels to bear. Be ready. If you submit to 
Him, He's going to mess with you." 




ranks Bryan a Top Tier college again. 

Bryan College has been listed among the Top Tier of "comprehensive colleges - bachelor's" 
in the south for the ninth consecutive year by US News & World Report. 

"It is encouraging to know that Bryan College compares favorably with other outstanding 
institutions in this annual review," Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said. "We believe 
that Bryan's Christian foundation, coupled with our rigorous academic program, enhances the 
total college experience for students. We appreciate once again receiving the recognition." 

Bryan reported that 81 percent of its freshmen returned for their second year, the highest 

percentage among colleges in the region - a mark shared by Asbury College in Kentucky - and 

had one of the highest graduation rates for the 27 schools in the Top Tier ranking in the South. 







Lauren Hoyt, '51, helped 

bring his granddaughter, Dana Perry, to 

Bryan this fall. While Dana got settled into her residence hall 

her grandfather enjoyed reminiscing about his days on the hi 

school year 

Dr. Jeff Myers, professor of communication arts, I ^ CJT \\J Ci 
discusses a point with Dr. J. Budziszewski, 

the convocation speaker, during a reception 
at the opening of school. 

Bryan College honored its Presidential Scholars during 
convocation as the school year began in August. President Dr. 
Stephen D. Livesay and convocation speaker Dr. J. 
Budziszewski, center, and other administrators are pictured 
with the Presidential Scholars in the lobby of Rudd Auditorium. 

Members of the 
Trinidad Steel Pan 
Band led worship 
during the Spiritual 
Life Conference which 
opened the school year. 
The group's island beat 
gave a new energy to hymns and praise and worship songs that opened the services. 

■Jorjor Gift 


Received From In Memory Of 

A. Kenneth and Mabel Johnson Dr. Irving Jensen 

Laura R. Cather Dr. Irving Jensen 

Clyde and Diana Armstrong John Wilkins 

Rodney and Janyce Caulkins John Wilkins 

Judith Allison Jack H. Allison 

John and Betty Greenawald Arbutus Nixon 

Ker C. Thomson Garner Hoyt 

Paul E. Perkins Harriet White Perkins 

Roscoe and Marjorie Mulvey Margaret Pflug 

Rebecca Peck Hoyt Betty Wynsema 

Jack and Karin Traylor Raymond E. Legg, Sr. 

Carrie Frances H. Price Mary Ogden Oakley 

Richard and Renee Bottoms Ginny Bottoms 

Lowell and Rebecca Peck Hoyt Dr. and Mrs. Judson A. Rudd 

Lowell and Rebecca Peck Hoyt Dr. Theodore C. Mercer 

Alice Mercer Novella Nickey 

Alice Mercer SueKeefer 

Archie and Nancy Dykes Sue Keefer 

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Bartlett Sue Keefer 

Rev. and Mrs. Frank B. Cook Sue Keefer 

Thomas and Ann Clingenpeel Sue Keefer 

Received From In Memory Of 

Martha B. Burkett Sue Keefer 

Jerry and Laura Daniels Sue Keefer 

Tom and Mary Frances Carlson Sue Keefer 

Jack and Karin Traylor Sue Keefer 

Jane Ellen Hodges Sue Keefer 

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Bartlett Shirley Holmes 

C. Barry Whitney Lucile B. Hudgins 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilkey Sammie Wilkey 

Edwin and Joanne Hollatz Willis D. Jones 

Charles and Theda Thomas Rena Newton 

and Betty Jo Horton 

Received From In Honor Of 

Barbara, David, and Nancy Masoner ..Dr. William E. Brown 

Tom and Susan Davis Dr. William E. Brown 

Stuart and Velma Meissner Dr. William E. Brown 

Steven and Connie Prettyman Dr. and Mrs. William E. Brown 

Steven and Connie Prettyman Vern and Helen Archer 

Gary and June Burcham Christopher E. Burcham 

Lowell and Rebecca Peck Hoyt Mrs. Alice Mercer 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Andrew L. Boeddeker 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Daniel C. Boeddeker 







0nl great college 

^ias the courage to. ask 

Do you believe in the ability to think critically and act Biblically? 
As a highly ranked, nationally competitive college that puts Christ 
above all, we do. 

Are you an intellectually curious Christian? If so, then there's no 
better place than Bryan's 110-acre hilltop campus in Dayton, 
Tennessee. On average, Bryan students hold a 3.59 GPA. And our 
curriculum (rooted in a Biblical worldview) will challenge you to 
ask questions and expand your own view of the world. 

If you're ready to tackle those great questions, then just give us a call. 


Bryan College 

Office of Admissions 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321-7000 

(800) 277-9522 

ext. 900 

Alhighly ranked, nationally competitive college that puts Christ above all. 





P.O. Box 7000, 
Dayton, TN 37321-7000